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Mid-Level Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Company: Utah State University Research Foundation
Location: Logan
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID: 4717

At the Space Dynamics Laboratory, we take pride in and highly value our employees. We are seeking an experienced spacecraft systems engineer to join our small satellite program team.

SDL Offers Competitive Salaries And Fantastic Benefits, Including

  • Flexible work schedules that fit your style-every Friday off, every other Friday off, possible work from home options, or simply traditional hours
  • Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
  • A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) accountno matching required!
  • Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
  • Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
  • High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
  • A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
  • We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with over 90% job satisfaction
  • Relocation assistance available for most positions

    Key Responsibilities
    • Proactively identifying technical problems through application of technical expertise and analysis
    • Providing technical oversight of contractor requirements and development efforts
    • Developing recommendations regarding risk reduction and future performance
    • Leading, organizing, and conducting trade studies, design analyses, and engineering analyses/studies to identify and resolve issues impacting SDL programs and systems
    • Maintaining technical relationships with internal and external customers, technical staff, and management
    • Creating and maintaining programmatic and technical documentation to ensure efficient planning and execution
    • Representing SDL and presenting technical information at forums and meetings
    • Leading cross-organizational project teams and mentoring staff

      Required Qualifications
      • BS degree in a related engineering/technical field
      • Seven years of relevant industry experience or five with a MS degree
      • Familiarity with orbital mechanics, spacecraft requirements and subsystems design
      • Demonstrated expertise and experience in space vehicle and/or space systems development
      • In-depth familiarity with small satellites (
      • Experience developing technical budgets for small satellites
      • Per federal mandate, must be willing to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or provide reasons for medical or religious accommodation
      • Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a US government security clearance
      • Must be able to travel

        Let us know in your application materials if you possess the following:
        • Advanced degree(s) in a related field
        • Experience with AGIs System Tool Kit (STK)
        • Experience with proposal development
        • Experience testing space hardware
        • Experience leading small teams
        • Systems engineering experience in a DoD environment
        • Understanding of space environment
        • Understanding of risks and risk mitigations for spaceflight systems
        • An active U.S security clearance

          SDL supports a variety of missions, including NASA's vision to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind and the Department of Defense's aim to protect our Nation on the ground, in the air, and in space. Our sensors, satellites, software systems, and science and engineering play an essential role in some important missions you've heard of, and others that you haven't. Join our team in our seventh decade of delivering mission success.

          For questions or assistance with the application process or SkillBridge program, please contact employment@sdl.usu.edu

          EOE including Disability and Vetby Jobble

Keywords: Utah State University Research Foundation, Logan , Mid-Level Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Other , Logan, Utah

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